What were you doing at 6 A.M. this morning? Well if you lived in Philadelphia, odds are you were at the 15th Annual Wing Bowl at the Wachovia Center. The event consisted of 15 Philadelphia natives against 5 professional eaters.
Joey Chestnut, who routinely finishes second to Kobayashi at Coney Island, devored a record 182 wings to win the Wing Bowl. This is what Chestnut had to say:
“I love to eat. Today I was swallowing wings, swallowing bones, whatever it took.”
For his efforts, he won a 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara. The top local finisher, Jerry Coughlin, finished fourth overall with 167 wings eaten. He also received the same prize as Chestnut for being the top local yocal.
Rumors are that the other prizes awarded were a new toilet from Home Depot, a years supply of Charmin with Aloe, Imodium AD with Gas, Pepto-Bismal, and some hot sauce.
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